The Board of Governors of West Liberty University invites nominations and applications for the position of President. The President is the Chief Executive Officer of the University and reports to the 12-member Board of Governors. The new president will succeed Dr. Stephen Greiner, who will retire at the end of the 2019-2020 academic year, and will take over the leadership of a well-respected regional university.
Founded in 1837, West Liberty University is an accredited, four-year, state-assisted institution enrolling 2500 undergraduate and graduate students in its colleges of Arts and Communication, Business, Education, Liberal Arts, and Sciences. The University is located on a beautiful campus in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, nine miles north of Wheeling, West Virginia, and 53 miles southwest of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The region is noted for a low cost of living, an outstanding public school system, a high quality of life, and many recreational, cultural, and educational opportunities.
PRESIDENT STEPHEN GREINER ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT
West Liberty University President Stephen Greiner announced his retirement on November 12, 2019 during a press conference held in historic Shaw Hall.
“Today I’m announcing my intention to retire from my position as president of West Liberty University effective June 30, 2020. It has been the greatest honor of my professional life to serve West Liberty University during the last four years. I am grateful to our faculty, staff, students, alumni, board members, and everyone who has shared this journey with me, and I am exceptionally proud of the progress we made together,” he said.
Greiner joined WLU as its leader on Jan. 1, 2016. A native of Weirton, W.Va., he has served 19 consecutive years as a college or university president.
“Under President Greiner’s relatively short tenure, West Liberty University has seen one of the largest facility growth periods in years and I have found it refreshing to work with him as a leader. The number of construction projects that have been completed over this time adds value to our university and makes it easier for us to compete nationally,” said Pat Ford, chairman of WLU’s Board of Governors.
PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH COMMITTEE ANNOUNCED
West Liberty University announced the names of its 2019 Presidential Search Committee, December 11 at 4 p.m. during the Board of Governors meeting held in historic Shaw Hall.
The committee will lead the search for the 37th president who will take office after the retirement of President Stephen Greiner on June 30, 2020.
“These members have agreed to serve on the committee that has the role of selecting the best presidential candidates to present to campus for interviews as our search moves forward. We know they will do their best and thank them for agreeing to serve on this committee,” said Pat Ford, chairman of the Board of Governors.
The search committee includes representatives from the faculty, alumni, staff, and student body, along with all members of the Board of Governors.
Created in accordance with the WLU Board of Governors Presidential Search and Selection policy, the committee makeup and process also follows the guidelines set by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.